Upcoming Events

Sat Jun 01 @12:00AM
Taste of Barbados
Sat Jun 08 @ 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Jamaica Annual Family Dinner (Seniors Dinner)
Tue Jun 11 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Caribbean Community Health Support Group
Sun Jun 16 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
St. Vincents - Grenadine Father's Day Brunch
Tue Jun 18 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
BCOCCA Board Meeting

BCOCCA President - Neville Thomas

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As President of British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations, I am grateful for the opportunity to work on behalf of the Caribbean Community to identify and execute Community Building initiatives which embrace BCOCCA'S mandate.




What are you to do if you have a heart attack
while you are alone?
If you've already received this,
It means people care about you.
The Johnson City Medical Center
( Johnson City , Tennessee )
staff actually
discovered this and did an in-depth study
on it in our ICU.
The two individuals that discovered this then did
an article on it, had it published and have had it incorporated into ACLS and CPR classes.
It is very true and has and does work.
It is called cough CPR.
A cardiologist says it's the truth
if everyone who gets this sends it to 10 people,
you can bet that we'll save at least one life.
It could save your life!

Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. you're driving home
alone after an usually hard day on the job.
You're really tired, upset and frustrated.
Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain
in your chest that starts to radiate out
into your arm and up into your jaw.
You are only about five miles from the hospital
nearest your home.
Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be
able to make it that far.
What can you do?
You've been trained in CPR
but the guy that taught the course didn't tell
you what to do if it happened to yourself.

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order.
Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint,
has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each
cough, and the cough must be deep
and prolonged, as when producing sputum
from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated
about every two seconds without let up
until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and
keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm.
In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.
Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives!

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

Monthly Meeting of BCOCCA Directors

7:00 PM, 3rd Tuesday, each month

Metrotown Community Meeting Room

4650 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC


Our Vision

"British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations (BCOCCA) is a Leading Advocacy Linkage Community Awareness Umbrella Organization consistently providing reliable and dependable Programs and Initiatives for its Members."